January 20, 2017 Brethren Letter
The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” (President, Donald J. Trump)
Like many Americans, today my wife and I watched the inauguration of the forty-fifth president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. During his speech (following the “swearing-in” ceremony), I was amazed to actually hear our new President refer to this scripture: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1) This particular verse was Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong’s mother’s favorite verse.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all Americans WERE unified as one nation, worshipping the GREAT God? Of course it would! I heard a news pundit the other day say, “We live in a divided America. We live in a country of two separate nations.” Tonight, I also read the title of an article that echoed that same sentiment. Its title was, “How red America and blue America became two separate countries.”
Yes, the country is divided into two major opposing ideologies. The good news is… a day is coming when the United States WILL learn what it means to be unified under Christ. Someday, EVERY nation on earth will learn the same thing!
I’ll end tonight’s letter with paragraphs from a “Co-Worker Letter” written by Mr. Armstrong, September 29, 1976.
Soon, now, Christ is coming, as KING OF KINGS, to take over all the kingdoms of the earth — to restore the GOVERNMENT OF GOD. If we reject Satan’s WAY AND OVERCOME IT, we may rule with Him on His throne — in the WORLD TOMORROW — for the first thousand years from then. Thereafter — the WHOLE UNIVERSE.
Can you see, then, that the ONE THING UPPERMOST IN GOD’S MIND IS RESTORING THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD ON EARTH!!
…The time is now VERY NEAR — IN OUR GENERATION.
That’s very GOOD NEWS!
Please have a wonderful Sabbath, brethren!
Your Brother in Christ,